David Etzel: “Florida man” Bites Dog, Gets One Year Sentence

David Etzel: Florida man Bites Dog, Gets One Year Sentence

David Etzel, A Florida man has been convicted of biting a small dog on the face and choking him so hard his eye popped out.

David Etzel, 37, who was convicted of felony animal cruelty, was sentenced to a year behind bars by a Palm Beach County judge.

Etzel’s mother told deputies in April that her 2.03 metre, 170 kg son was drunk when he started teasing her shih tzu named Cujo, prompting the dog to bite him. She said Etzel then bit the dog back.

A judge also ordered anger management and alcohol treatment.

Veterinarians were able to put Cujo’s eye back in, but officials say the animal is permanently blind in that eye. A veterinarian told deputies the injuries were comparable to being hit by a vehicle or attacked by another dog.

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